ISN SDC14 Challenge #1 Details
SDC14 Challenge #1 Details

Challenge 1: Future Vertical Lift

An FVL Family of Systems will provides a family of platforms capable of conducting all missions currently performed by rotary wing assets including air assault, air movement, command and control, attack, reconnaissance, medical and casualty evacuation, non-combatant evacuations, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, maritime resupply and interdiction, and combat search and rescue.

The FVL family of systems will provide expanded vertical take-off and landing capabilities in the areas of range, speed, payload, reliability, high fuel efficiency.

FVL enables Joint Forces Commanders to dictate the terms of operations and take the fight to the enemy at the time and place of our choosing, not just when conditions are favorable, with a greater capability to overcome the constraints of complex terrain, higher altitudes, extreme temperatures, and extended distances while performing operations throughout the Joint Operations Area. Having a FVL Family of Systems will provide the Joint force with a family of platforms capable of conducting all missions currently performed by rotary wing assets including air assault, air movement, command and control, attack, reconnaissance, medical and casualty evacuation, non-combatant evacuations, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, maritime resupply and interdiction, and combat search and rescue. The FVL family of systems will provide expanded vertical take-off and landing capabilities in the areas of range, speed, payload, reliability, high fuel efficiency, and reduced logistical footprint.

 

If you have any questions about this Challenge, please email soldierdesign@mit.edu.

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